Luke Babbitt agrees to deal with Atlanta Hawks

MIAMI, FL - MARCH 31: Luke Babbitt
MIAMI, FL - MARCH 31: Luke Babbitt /

The Atlanta Hawks have added some veteran sharpshooting by signing forward Luke Babbitt.

The Atlanta Hawks have made potentially their final roster move for the offseason as the team has agreed to a deal with veteran forward Luke Babbitt. Babbitt, a first round pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, will sign a one-year $1.9 million deal with Atlanta.

The Atlanta Hawks will be the fourth team Luke Babbitt will play four in his NBA career. He previously played for the Portland Trail Blazers for three years, the New Orleans Pelicans for three years, and the Miami Heat last season. He is coming off a year in Miami where he played in (68) and started (55) more games than any year in his career.

Luke Babbitt brings rather exceptional perimeter shooting off the bench to the Atlanta Hawks. He will likely serve as Taurean Prince’s backup at the small forward position, and join a potentially deadly perimeter shooting bench unit with Marco Belinelli, Mike Muscala, John Collins and Malcolm Delaney.

Babbitt is a career 40.6% three point shooter and for the past three seasons has shot a collective 190-434 (43.8%) from three including a career best 87 makes last year. This isn’t a spectacular player, but one that will be extremely serviceable off the bench this season.

This likely is the final signing that will be made by Travis Schlenk and company for the offseason, as the roster now stands at 15 players with every position mostly filled. What goes from here is determining which guy plays where, which we will be speculating heavily as we inch closer to the NBA season.